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Ramadan etiquette: A guide for non-Muslims in UAE

© Provided by Khaleej Times Ramadan etiquette: A guide for non-Muslims in UAE With the Holy month of Ramadan just round the corner, the fast-paced city life is set to slowdown, giving us a peek into a whole new side…

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29 or 30-day Ramadan in UAE in 2018

© Provided by Khaleej Times 29 or 30-day Ramadan in UAE in 2018? The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics revealed that the Ramadan crescent will be born at 1:48pm on Tuesday, Sha’ban 29, 1439 of the Hijri calendar,…

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Kuwait seeks to calm Philippines crisis over workers

© Provided by The New Arab Kuwaiti officials have appealed for calming of the crisis with the Philippines over treatment of migrant workers. A senior Kuwaiti official on Monday sought to calm a crisis with the Philippines over the treatment…

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UAE safest country in world, 98.6% residents feel secure

© Provided by Khaleej Times UAE safest country in world, 98.6% residents feel secure The UAE has been ranked number one country in the world with the least amount of crimes related to sexual assault and theft, while a whopping…

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Total ban’ on Filipino workers to Kuwait on Monday

© Provided by Khaleej Times ‘Total ban’ on Filipino workers to Kuwait on Monday Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III is set to issue on Monday a total deployment ban order of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)…

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Big rush for new, 10-year Philippine e-passports

Dubai: The new 10-year Philippine e-passport has triggered a big rush among Filipinos in Dubai in the last few days, Gulf News has learnt. Almost 2,000 Filipinos have applied for their new 10-year passports at the Philippine Consulate-General in the…

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VAT in UAE: How it will impact your pocket?

© Provided by Khaleej Times VAT in UAE: How it will impact your pocket? The business community and auditing and tax professionals have welcomed further clarity in value-added tax (VAT) following the Executive Regulations and believe that there won’t be…

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Emirati businessman buys number plate for Dh10 million

© Provided by Khaleej Times Emirati businessman buys number plate for Dh10 million An Emirati businessman,  Ahmed Al Marzuoqi, 23; has won the bid to own the exclusive Abu Dhabi number 2 plate for a whopping Dh10 million. “I am…

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PRC: No more CPD for OFWs

DUBAI – Great news for all overseas Filipino workers! The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) of the Philippines has announced that it will defer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) applications for certain individuals, including OFWs. Released on its website on Monday, July 31,…

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Good news for OFWs: Tighter cargo rules on ‘balikbayan’ boxes eased in run-up to Christmas

Dubai: The word “Balikbayan box” — homecoming goodies in a box — is synonymous to overseas Filipinos, who number about 10 million (out of a population of about 100 million). But tighter rules imposed by the Philippine Customs Bureau in…